James Bond: 'Spectre' Will Arrive Next Year

Prepare for Bond overload: The title, cast and car of the 24th movie have been revealed

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This morning Sam Mendes took to the stage at Pinewood studios to make 007 fans' dreams come true by announcing the cast, locations, title and car for the 24th Bond movie.

Spectre will begin shooting on Monday December 8th in Pinewood London, Mexico City, Rome, Tangier & Erfoud, Morocco, Sölden, Obertilliach and Lake Altausee, Austria, with a release date of 23 October 2015.

The Skyfall production team will return, with John Logan, Robert Wade and Neal Purvis on script duties while Interstellar cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema will replace Skyfall’s Roger Deakins.

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Rory Kinnear, Ben Withshaw, Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris will return as team MI6, while Sherlock’s Andrew Scott will join them as the possibly villainous Denbigh.

On the opposing side, Dave Bautista will take on the role of Mr Hinx, a henchman in the vein of Odd Job and Jaws, while Christoph Waltz will take on main villain duties as Oberhauser.

Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux are on Bond girl duties in a stroke of fantastic casting as Lucia Sciarra and Madeleine Swann respectively.

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And Bond’s vehicle of choice will be the new Aston Martin DB10 [below], designed specifically for the film.

There’s a lot to take in, but perhaps most exciting of all is the name, with Spectre being the criminal organization that troubled Bond for many of the early films. Does this mean Waltz will indeed play Blofeld?

With Skyfall setting up the classic feel of the Connery films, we could be preparing for a new golden age of 007.
 

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